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Table 1 Effect of ADE on plasma levels of FSH, LH and testosterone in male rats treated with two different doses of DCA

From: Dichloroacetic acid-induced testicular toxicity in male rats and the protective effect of date fruit extract

  Testosterone (ng/ml) FSH (mlU/ml) LH (mlU/ml)
C 3.45 ± 0.10c 3.20 ± 0.02c 1.29 ± 0.01c
ADE 3.46 ± 0.07c 3.19 ± 0.01c 1.28 ± 0.01c
DCAC1 2.30 ± 0.28ba 2.94 ± 0.09b 1.18 ± 0.01b
DCAC2 1.81 ± 0.17aa 2.19 ± 0.05aa 0.80 ± 0.01aa
ADE+ DCAC1 3.30 ± 0.32c 3.17 ± 0.02c 1.28 ± 0.01c
ADE+ DCAC2 2.96 ± 0.03c 3.08 ± 0.03bc 1.22 ± 0.01c
  1. Values are mean ± SD of eight rats in each group. Different letters (a-c) indicate significant differences between groups at p < 0.05. C: control, ADE aqueous date extract, DCAC1: dichloroacetic acid at 0.5 g/l, DCAC2: dichloroacetic acid at 2 g/l
  2. aComparison of control and other groups